Options Guide

Beginner I

As Firstrade’s guide to buying options, we bring you these three beginner videos on options, covered calls, and equity collars, presented by the Options Industry Council (OIC). This video explains options trading in a way that will deepen your understanding of these key concepts.

It's Good To Have Options

The OIC presents a video designed to introduce investors to exchange-listed options, and to learn about what educational resources are available to help individuals make responsible investment choices.

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Covered Calls

In the options trading basics video, OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger delves into the topic of covered call writing and discusses some of the motivations behind using this strategy in trading options. You’ll learn about calculating static and if-called returns as well as some common misconceptions about covered writing. Steve will also share some points to consider when putting together your own personalized plan for using this neutral to slightly bullish strategy.

Equity Collars

In this latest webcast from OIC, Instructor Peter Lusk from the Cboe discusses the equity collar. Peter will explain what an equity collar is, some of the benefits and risks with using it, and when you might want to employ it as a trading strategy. You'll see an example on how to use an equity collar and various scenarios leading up to options expiration.

Watch the Beginner II Videos next! When you’re ready to start trading and investing, complete the Firstrade online application to open an account with us today.

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